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March 24, 2017

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Posted By: DOC on 2/6/2014 04:51 PM in The Waste Wing. Published on 2/5/2014.

"When I first came to Washington nearly 20 years ago, I didn’t set out to become known as a budget hawk—and I didn’t plan to earn nicknames like “Dr. No”—simply by adoptin...MORE

Posted By: Prince on 2/4/2014 08:37 AM in The Waste Wing. Published on 2/3/2014.

Related studies total over $2 million "The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars studying male sex workers in Peru, including more than $400,000 to determine why gay men get syphilis...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 1/15/2014 09:30 PM in Muzzled. Published on 1/15/2014.

The EPA awarded $461,368 in grants this week for various environmental projects along the U.S.-Mexico border.  About half of the funds went to projects in Calexico, CA and Phoenix, AZ, but the remaini...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 5/7/2013 08:47 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 5/6/2013.

"According to deficit forecasts in President Barack Obama's latest budget, the national debt will surpass $20 trillion by 2016.  If this occurs (and it is almost certain to occur), then Obama will add...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 4/18/2013 07:49 AM in Comment Corner. Published on 4/18/2013.

"Here in America we hear the same lies and distortions about the economy as we heard about the EU: “Everything is fine”… “It’s getting better”… “Unemployment...MORE

Posted By: Caxy on 2/26/2013 11:12 PM in Debt. Published on 2/26/2013.

"A wise man told me once that when any tax-levying entity operates at a deficit, the possible causes number precisely two: Either it is taxing too little for how much it wants to spend, or it is spending t...MORE

Posted By: Caxy on 1/18/2013 11:54 PM in Liar's Lair. Published on 1/15/2013.

 "I'm a pretty friendly guy," President Obama said after suggesting Republicans plan to contaminate food, crash planes and let terrorists build nuclear bombs. "Friendly"? Not the word that comes to mind...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/10/2013 10:34 PM in Hypocrisy Hotline. Published on 1/10/2013.

"As a senator and presidential candidate, Barack Obama said that he detested budget deficits. In 2006, when the aggregate national debt was almost $8 trillion less than today, he blasted George W. Bush's chr...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 1/9/2013 10:26 AM in Government. Published on 1/8/2013.

Millions from taxpayers used to prevent collapse of kingdom "Congress and the Obama administration have averted, for now, plunging the nation over the so-called “fiscal cliff” by postponing spen...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/4/2013 07:28 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 1/4/2013.

Here’s two ways to think about the “fiscal cliff” deal that just took place in Washington. You are sitting at dinner and the television is on, broadcasting the news. There is one story aft...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 12/29/2012 03:08 PM in Hypocrisy Hotline. Published on 12/29/2012.

As we all have been told, we are facing a “fiscal cliff.” This is a mis-named event. The fiscal cliff, when it hits, will not be preventable. In fact, what is now being called “the fiscal c...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 10/25/2012 10:31 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 10/16/2012.

"The federal government has closed out its fourth straight year of trillion-dollar-plus deficits, and the imperative to rein in spending has never been greater. Because all government spending gets paid for ...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 8/26/2012 07:35 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 8/23/2012.

Everywhere from FoxNews.com to CNBC.com, I suddenly see commentators warning of pending doom, economic collapse, and a new Great Depression. Welcome to my club. Perhaps America's politicians and economists s...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 8/24/2011 02:38 PM in Barack Obama. Published on 8/24/2011.

Pure Gold: Obama Slams Own Policies as "Unpatriotic"  "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our ...MORE

Posted By: G-man on 3/15/2011 12:12 PM in Ignorance. Published on 3/14/2011.

"Within the past decade, I've written three columns — titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn Ignorance," and "Exploiting Public Ignorance" — explaining which branch of the federal government has taxin...MORE

Posted By: Bernie on 2/17/2011 08:20 AM in Perspective. Published on 2/16/2011.

"Anyone who doubts that the trend toward socialism is pushing America toward ruin should examine the historical tables President Obama published Monday along with his $3.7 trillion budget. In fiscal 2011, a...MORE

Posted By: Bernie on 2/17/2011 08:13 AM in Perspective. Published on 2/16/2011.

Still trying to wrap your head around the budget battle?  Perhaps it would be helpful to pretend it is your own household budget.  If you earn $50,000 a year but spend $87,000 you would have a prob...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 2/1/2011 09:34 AM in Road To Rome. Published on 1/31/2011.

In spite of talking about freezing government spending, President Obama reminded everyone during the State of the Union just how out of touch he is about the defining issue of our time — the fiscal dys...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/25/2011 02:03 PM in Cynic’s Sanctum

Investment   Tonight the obama will share with his subjects (that's you and me) his solution to the out of control government spending.   Government will no longer spend our money.   The...MORE

Posted By: Letters on 1/10/2011 11:21 AM in Perspective. Published on 1/7/2011.

House Republicans on Thursday trimmed about $35 million from the House's operating budget, a move that Speaker John Boehner hailed as "a strong signal" of the new Congress' "commitment to making the tough ch...MORE

Posted By: DOC on 10/18/2010 12:15 PM in Bureaucracy Blues. Published on 10/17/2010.

This article illustrates as well as any, why America is fast becoming a third rate nation.  Those in D.C. just don't get it.  Maybe this November they will begin to! In throes of recessi...MORE

Posted By: Caxy on 6/29/2010 09:46 AM in Myths. Published on 6/29/2010.

"Since the administration is in the process of trying to "jump-start" the economy with deficit spending, it is useful to review how the policies of FDR actually worked out in terms of economic performa...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 1/11/2010 12:00 PM in Myths. Published on 1/5/2010.

Abstract: Despite decades of repeated failure, President Obama and Congress continue to promote the myth that government can spend its way out of recession. Heritage Foundation economic policy expert Bri...MORE

Posted By: Eagle1 on 3/8/2009 09:49 PM in Myths. Published on 3/6/2009.

"Leadership: In times like these, what's another $500 billion between friends? Or so it seems. The administration seeks another bailout, this one for the FDIC, and warns of peril otherwise. Where will it end...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 2/17/2009 06:05 PM in Myths. Published on 2/17/2009.

"President Obama managed to get a decent economic stimulus bill through Congress, despite nearly wall-to-wall Republican opposition. However, this victory was easy compared to the challenges that await the p...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 2/15/2009 09:50 AM in Welfare. Published on 2/15/2009.

The new administration's economic stimulus plan may undo reforms that cut the dole queues, critics say"RONALD REAGAN started it, Bill Clinton finished it and last week Barack Obama was accused of engineering...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 2/10/2009 07:41 PM in Myths. Published on 2/1/2009.

COMMENTING my recent column about the bloated "stimulus" package making its way through Congress, one reader insisted that what matters most right now is getting money into people's hands."In the face of rap...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 12/21/2008 10:22 AM in Myths. Published on 12/9/2008.

"In a deepening recession, what does the reasonable man do? Seeing friends laid off, he will get rid of all but essential credit cards, dine at home more often, terminate unnecessary trips to the mall, put...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 12/21/2008 10:11 AM in Myths. Published on 12/15/2008.

"(Reuters) - A weakening economy and higher estimated costs for future benefits to be paid to war veterans helped drive the government's net operating costs to $1 trillion in fiscal 2008, a report issued on ...MORE

Posted By: FlyBoy on 12/19/2008 08:42 AM in Myths. Published on 12/17/2008.

"Gov. Paterson yesterday socked New Yorkers with a mind-boggling 137 proposed new and hiked taxes on everything from beer to cab rides to iTunes downloads and movie tickets. The doomsday, $121.1 billion plan...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 12/4/2008 03:32 PM in Myths. Published on 11/30/2008.

"Early in what became the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes was asked if anything similar had ever happened. "Yes," he replied, "it was called the Dark Ages and it lasted 400 years." It did take 25 years...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 12/4/2008 03:29 PM in Myths. Published on 11/29/2008.

Massive government spending is no solution to unemploymentPaul Krugman of the New York Times has been on the attack lately in regard to the New Deal. His new book "The Return of Depression Economics," emphas...MORE

Posted By: TBird on 12/4/2008 03:23 PM in Myths. Published on 11/28/2008.

"This is the best deal since 1932." So said House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) regarding the increased public appetite for government intervention in the economy. Incoming Whi...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 11/16/2008 09:09 AM in Myths. Published on 11/14/2008.

What Congress gives to some it takes away from others. "Congressional Democrats are now demanding another economic stimulus package to "inject" as much as $300 billion into the economy. The package will...MORE

Posted By: Wild Bill on 11/13/2008 03:31 PM in Myths. Published on 11/12/2008.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" -- Albert Einstein"In a throwback to the 1930s and 1970s, Demo­cratic lawmakers are betting that America's economic il...MORE

Posted By: G-man on 3/31/2008 08:29 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 3/31/2008.

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." -- P.J. O’Rourke "So the Treasury Department wants Congress to gift the Federal Reserve with broad new authority ...MORE

Posted By: Liberty on 7/14/2007 04:22 PM in Road To Rome. Published on 7/14/2007.

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up...MORE

Posted By: BullsEye on 7/14/2007 04:09 PM in Video. Published on 7/14/2007.

"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the eco...MORE

Posted By: RightWinger on 6/15/2006 09:09 AM in Taxes. Published on 6/12/2006.

"Those who oppose a state income tax cut are claiming a worry about future budget deficits. They would be more credible if they were proposing to save the money higher rates would bring in by depositing it i...MORE


Does Stimulus Spending Work?

After the housing bubble burst, the Bush and Obama administrations turned to stimulus in an effort to "create jobs." Does such spending lead to economic improvement? Prof. Antony Davies examines the data to see how increases in federal spending relate to economic growth from 1955 to the present. The evidence shows that there is no connection between federal spending and economic improvement; instead, stimulus money only increases government debt. After three years of stimulus spending, the unemployment rate remains at 9 percent. "One thing that has changed," Davies says, "is that our government is now $4.6 trillion further in debt than it was before the stimulus efforts."



Rand Paul: "Sequester Does Not Cut Budget"

D.C. is dishonest, deviant, and deceptive.  They rely on ignorance and dependance. 


Sequester Doomsday

"Some politicians and pundits are telling us that the sequester will be the END OF THE WORLD. *Yawn* The sequester isn't even cutting real spending.... this video explains what sequestration really is.

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Sources:

The graph is from Senator Rand Paul's Facebook page. The graph is sourced CBO. Original source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...

Federal spending will climb $2.4 trillion instead of $2.5 trillion over next decade: http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/...

ReasonTV video on the sequester: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW3rrn...

Coalition to Reduce Spending's Website: http://reducespending.org/

This video does not represent the views of any organization. It is my opinion and my opinion only." TokenLibertarianGirl (2/28/13)


American States In A Fiscal Death Spiral

Forbes' William Baldwin explains why California, Illinois and nine other States are fiscal danger spots posing high-risk for investors." (11/25/12)

Death Spiral States
http://www.behindtheheadlines.net/sections/bthl/videos/vid_137.shtml

They've been called business unfriendly.  Financial hellholes.  Death spiral states.  Without drastic action, they're the first states that will likely collapse.

By one measure, a death spiral state is one in which there are more takers than makers.  "A taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient."   ["Taker" definition from Forbes magazine].  A maker is someone who works in the private sector.

Figured into the taker category is the number of Medicaid recipients.  And the amount of the state's unfunded pension liabilities.  [Another consideration is a state's credit worthiness according to analysis by Conning & Co.] A taker-to-maker ratio greater than 1.0 is bad news.  Created by Forbes magazine, this formula yields 11 death spiral states."

Do You Live in a “Death Spiral” State?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2975430/posts

State Pensions Face `Death Spiral' as Underfunding Grows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Zb-V2CaL0

"U.S. state pensions such as Illinois, Kansas and New Jersey are in a "death spiral," with assets at many insufficient to cover benefits, payouts consuming a growing portion of resources and costs rising twice as fast as investment gains

When Will Death Spiral States Impose Taxes On Fleeing Citizens?
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/12/17/when_will_death_spiral_states_impose_taxes_on_fleeing_citizens_100047.html



The Story Of Spending

"Politicians are engaged in reckless, unaccountable, out-of-control, spending. The Story of Spending tells the true story of government gone wild."

Commonwealth Foundation
http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/

BankruptingPA.com
http://bankruptingpa.com/


Our Massive Deficit "Isn't A Product Of Spending"

Larry Kudlow and guests discuss government spending, budgets, and the national debt.

Listen at the 5:20 mark: "The deficit we face right now isn't a product of spending."

If you have credit card debt it’s not because you spent money, it’s because you used your credit card.

If you are underwater on your mortgage, it’s not because the home is worth less than your mortgage, it’s because people are not willing to pay a higher “fairer” price.

"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors." -- Plato


Does Government Have A Revenue Or Spending Problem?

"People say the government has a debt problem. Debt is caused by deficits, which is the difference between what the government collects in tax revenue and the amount of government spending. Every time the government runs a deficit, the government debt increases. So what's to blame: too much spending, or too little tax revenue? Economics professor Antony Davies examines the data and concludes that the root cause of the debt is too much government spending." LearnLiberty (4/25/12)


Intervention: Democrats in denial about Washington's spending addiction

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) says "It is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem."
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vide...

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) says "The country has a paying for problem."
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vide...

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) says "Is it a spending problem? No!"
http://youtu.be/cTBLetOum8A

RepTimGriffin (2/15/13)


Ronald Reagan

"The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much"

Kenneth Boulding (economist)

"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

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  • "If it weren't for my aversion to lying, I’d go into politics."

    WAG

  • "The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened"

  • "The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes"

    Thomas Paine

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • May Americans' thirst for the truth, never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • Thinking is hard work – that is why so few engage in it”

    Mark Twain

  • "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man - if you want anything done, ask a woman"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "If only the Nazis and Soviets had been as merciful to the innocent as America is to the guilty"

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "I am a simple man who happens to still possess what at one time was all too common….. A thing called sense."

  • Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery: Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the Present"

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “If you have truth on your side, you really don't need to lie”

    Paul Jacob

  • "Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition"

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

  • “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”

  • “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress”

    John Adams

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    Confucious

  • "Ronald Reagan pursued those things which he believed in, not necessarily those things which he knew he could win"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Be good, stay healthy, and laugh often."

    WAG

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know."

  • "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

  • "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily"

    George Washington

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get"

    Mark Twain

  • "Saying a gun shoots people is like saying a pencil makes mistakes, or a spoon makes people fat."

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

  • "Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals"

  • "I’ve had my fun and I didn’t enjoy it"

  • “Rarely is it said after Senate debate that everything has not been said, rather it is whether every Senator has said it”

  • "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it"

    Bob Hope

  • “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

    Galileo

  • "When you vote to allow the taking of another life, you are complicit in the taking of that life."

  • "Ignorance truly is a choice…….. in this age of information."

    WAG

  • "Look at yourself, like yourself, and find the positive"

    Dana Buchman

  • “Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.”

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “A country that can't control its borders isn't really a country anymore”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates"

    Tacitus

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Pope John Paul II

  • "The day that you are born is the day that you begin to die"

    William Faulkner

  • "The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry"

    Maya Angelou

  • "We now have more people in the business of preparing tax returns than we have in the … army”

    Dick Cheney

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish”

    Larry Elder

  • “Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "You can't have freedom of speech, and at the same time have people not being offended"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life"

    Mark Twain

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."

    Dave Gardner

  • “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

    James Madison

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “To be fair, we should all be allowed our own set of facts, truth be dammed”

    WAG

  • "We are fast approaching a time when the majority sign the back of the check, rather than the front"

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

  • "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"

  • "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

    George Washington

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

    Chinese Proverb

  • “I know enough to know, there is so much that I do not know”

  • "Profanity is the act of a feeble mind attempting to express itself forcibly"

  • "Find something that you love, and you will never work a day in your life"

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them"

    Alfred Adler

  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "War does not determine who is right - only who is left"

  • "I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money"

    Bob Hope

  • "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

    Confucius

  • "The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the First Amendment"

  • “The honesty of the press is as great an object to society as the freedom of it.”

    Thomas Paine

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

  • "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"

  • "If we agreed 100 percent of the time, one of us wouldn't be necessary"

  • “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to be stupid.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings"

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Voltaire

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

  • “When your talent interests a human need, you are on the path of your life’s purpose”

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with; you marry the person who you cannot live without”

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Does reality influence the news, or is it the news that influences reality?"

    WAG

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "Abortion is not a woman’s rights issue but a human rights issue"

    Kathy Ireland

  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory"

  • "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

    George Washington

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The progressive mind is as deep as the pavement puddle"

    WAG

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."

    George Mason

  • "Public sector employment....... because it sure beats work."

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis"

    Dante Alighieri

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "When you give a monkey the choice between an addictive drug and food, it will starve to death."

    Rick Perry

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

  • "Show me your friends I'll show you your future"

  • "What if there was a cure for the disease we call LIBERLISM? There is, and it's called REALITY (one dose daily)."

    WAG

  • "Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "A lie is an untruth told with intent to deceive."

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research"

  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

    Lou Holtz

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked”

    Voltaire

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The experiment of self-government can't work where people do not govern themselves"

    James Madison

  • "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

    George Orwell

  • “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

  • "It is so much more difficult to manipulate people when they are educated and enlightened"

    WAG

  • "Statistics are not meant to inform, but to deceive"

    WAG

  • "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • “Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The power to tax is the power to destroy”

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror"

    Byrd Baggett

  • “If government didn’t create problems they’d be left will none to solve”

    WAG

  • "Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Reputation is what others perceive you to be. Character is what you are"

    John Wooden

  • "Mama used to say, dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner (rather than later)."

  • "It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people."

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."

    George Washington

  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

    William Pitt

  • "A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves"

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

  • "Golf scores are directly proportional to the number of witnesses"

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "Luck is at the intersection of preparation and opportunity."

    Luck

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get”

    Kinky Friedman

  • "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

  • "For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "The US dollar is backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in people's lack of understanding of how America's monetary system functions."

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

  • “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed”

    Joseph Stalin

  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public"

  • “There’s only one kind of patriotism, and that’s the kind that loves and supports – not loathes and fears – America”

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “When the desire for success, overcomes the fear of failure, great things can be achieved”

    WAG

  • "Remove one freedom per generation, and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

    Karl Marx

  • “When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already....”

    Adolph Hitler

  • "I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure"

  • "Greed, is a great motivator, yet a powerful destroyer."

  • "Rights are granted by the individual, or governmental agency, that signs your welfare check"

    WAG

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I know of no way to judge the future but by the past"

  • "The power to unite is stronger than the power to destroy"

    Anonymous

  • “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith"

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Society is endangered not by the great profligacy of a few, but by the laxity of morals amongst all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "TRUTH is a hard, and often bitter, pill to swallow."

    WAG

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "A free nation is armed with a free press."

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "That to which we aspire, though cannot attain, we often tear down"

    WAG

  • “The Nine most feared words – I am with the government and here to help”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”

    John Wayne

  • "A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality"

  • "BEER: "I" before "E," except in Budweiser."

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

  • "In Washington, second guessing has become second nature"

    George W. Bush

  • “The satisfaction acquired through giving surpasses those pleasures attained from receiving”

  • "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

    Ian Fleming

  • "The American constitution was designed by a group of geniuses, knowing it would be administered by a group of idiots"

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Ignorance is a choice one makes, often with happiness being the desired outcome. They are however mutually exclusive.”

    WAG

  • "The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice"

    Plato

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "The optimist simply does not have all the facts."

    WAG

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my back.”

  • "I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want"

    Mike Adams

  • "Belief in a falsehood does not make it true"

    WAG

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • "It is far easier to introduce a government program than to get rid of it"

    Milton Friedman

  • "Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin"

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”

  • “An individual who believes their lies cannot be considered a liar.”

    Progressive apologist

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors."

    Plato

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

  • "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."

  • “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there”

    John Wooden

  • "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

    Anonymous

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice"

    WAG

  • "For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"

  • "Today, too many polititians seek public office rather than public service."

  • "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones"

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go"

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

  • “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

    Mark Twain

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “If you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

  • "The more comfortable you make welfare recipients, the more welfare recipients you will have."

    WAG

  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare"

    Mark Twain

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar"

    Mark Twain

  • "It is far easier to control those who obey the law, than to control those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

  • "History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    Ronald Reagan

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

  • “Great men set out not to be great, but to do great things”

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

  • Ships are safe in harbors, but that's not what ships are for...

  • "Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

    George Santayana

  • "An armed man is a citizen; a disarmed man is a subject"

  • “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • “It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied"

    Mark Twain

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."

    George Orwell

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “A woman's outfit should be like a barbed-wire fence - serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

    Sophia Loren

  • “I am an ignorant American and proud to be in the majority.”

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life. It goes on."

    Robert Frost

  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

    George Washington

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb."

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them"

    Bill Vaughan

  • "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water"

  • "Those ignorant of history are condemned to repeat it."

  • "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April fifteenth"

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The measure of a man’s character is how he treats another who can do nothing for him"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."

    Mark Twain

  • "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."

    Herbert Spencer

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • "Look to Government to solve most problems. Often going to the source is the best solution"

    WAG

  • "Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back"

    Steven Wright

  • "Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly"

    Robert Schuller

  • “Tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

  • "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up"

  • "Don’t tell me how ruff the water is – just bring in the ship."

  • "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

  • "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense"

    Mark Twain

  • "Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

  • “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last”

    Winston Churchill

  • "If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong"

  • "Wings on a Pig Don't Make It an Eagle."

  • "Nothing beats a failure but the failure to try"

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "Freedom is never won in a single battle - It must be fought for every day"

  • "One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it"

    Knute Rockne

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

  • “Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer”

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “I think the terror most people are concerned with is the IRS”

    Malcolm Forbes (when asked if he was afraid of terrorism)

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws”

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut”

    Larry Elder

  • "Every morning is the dawn of a new error."

  • "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done"

    George W. Bush

  • "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Statistics are not intended to enlighten, but instead to deceive"

    WAG

  • “The reason the charge of having a double standard never sticks against liberal/progressives, is because they have no standards to begin with.”

    WAG

  • "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it"

    William Arthur Ward

  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration"

    Thomas Edison

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits."

    Albert Einstein

  • "If I could live my life over again, I wouldn't have time"

    Bob Hope

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds"

    Francis Bacon

  • "To some it's a six-pack, to me it's Support Group Salvation in a can"

    Leo Durocher

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The road to success is littered with many setbacks, never failures."

    WAG

  • “Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain”

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."

    St. Augustine

  • "Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free."

    Jerry Pournelle

  • “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope"

    Karl Marx

  • "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks"

    Charles Gordy

  • “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation”

    Will Rogers

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"

    Albert Einstein

  • “I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office"

    Will Rogers

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • ''Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.''

    Charlotte

  • "Plan ahead, Noah didn’t build the Ark in a storm"

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"

    George Washington

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

  • "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes"

    Mark Twain

  • “In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “It is not enough to merely be enlightened, one must also be engaged.”

    WAG

  • "As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."

    Moliere

  • "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left"

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with"

  • "You can not raise the weak, by holding down the strong"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them...”

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back"

  • "Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks"

    Doug Larson

  • "May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door"

  • “It is not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children, but to provide them a road map”

  • "Life is but an experiment, and we are all lab rats."

    WAG

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • "Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes"

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted"


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries"

    William P. Anthony

  • "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip"

  • "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

  • "Tis better to be ignorant and happy, than informed and upset"

    WAG

  • "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read"

    Mark Twain

  • "I will prepare, and some day my chance will come"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program"

    Milton Friedman

  • "it is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Don't ever argue with an idiot.... they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Anonymous

  • "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    George Orwell

  • "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence"

  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else”

  • "Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Blaming guns for spree killings is like blaming short skirts for rape."

  • “I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene.”

    Danny Schecter

  • "We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat"

    Mark Twain

  • "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it”

    Ayn Rand

  • “The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "I don’t know what my future holds, but have faith in whose hands it’s held."

  • "Let it never be said that failure arose from lack of effort"

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • “Ignorance is an asset, when common among the majority.”

    WAG

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

  • "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."

    H.L. Mencken

  • "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

  • "If you really want to judge a man's character, give him power"

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

  • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "I oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

  • "There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the world"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • "The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning"

    Albert Einstein

  • “So far consumers are worried about the future. Once they start worrying about the present, we’re in trouble.”

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “If a man doesn’t find something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live"

    Mark Twain

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • “Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation”

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years you would have a shortage of sand.”

    Milton Friedman

  • "A lie is not a lie if you call it the truth."

  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

    James Bovard

  • "A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom"

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

  • "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "A bad day on the lake is better than a good day at the office"

  • "Government can solve nearly any problem. After all, they created most of them."

    WAG

  • “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • “If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

    James Madison

  • "Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke off the unused path"

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

  • "Inflation rewards debt – and erodes savings. It is legalized counterfeiting, the deliberate creation of money with nothing to back it up."

  • "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Rather than being a selfless act of service, becoming a politician is now about enriching oneself"

    WAG

  • "Continuing to do nothing and expecting things to change"

  • “It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance”

    Spanish Proverb

  • “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread"

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • “I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "If most thinking people supported me it still wouldn't be enough. Because in America, you need a majority."

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

  • "How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire"

  • "Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men"

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “Finding your purpose in life begins with Faith, Hope, and Charity”

  • "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • "Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity"

    Karl Marx

  • “It’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"

    Mark Twain

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

  • “When the truth hurts, or is otherwise offensive, it is inappropriate.”

    WAG

  • "We are one justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Constitution is unconstitutional."

    WAG

  • "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Iwo Jima

  • "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."

    James Madison

  • "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."

    James A. Garfield

  • "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard"

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Great men do not set out to be great, they set out to do great things"

  • "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

    Winston Churchill

  • “The same administration that can’t build a web site, just took over the internet.”

    Brad Thor

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"

    Mark Twain

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas"

  • “When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time"

    Mark Twain

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

  • "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"

    Adolf Hitler

  • "If you tell the truth often enough, people will come around to believing it"

  • "Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."

    Anatole France

  • "I am an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

  • "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"

  • The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities”

    Ayn Rand

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Truth is like poetry, and most people hate poetry”

  • "A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it."

  • "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one"


    Alexander Hamilton

  • “American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it”

    Dave Barry

  • "Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't"

    Mark Twain

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

  • "The great ignorant failure of the left: Though it has learned how to get elected, it has not learned how to govern."

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power, the world will know PEACE”

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"

    Mark Twain

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "Tell me and I forget - Teach me and I remember - Involve me and I learn"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan”

    von Clausewitz

  • “Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "In America today, it's considered anti-American to be pro-American"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."

    American Patriot

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "If it ain't broken, fix it until it is"

    Government Motto

  • "It’s not the votes that count. It’s who counts the votes"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "When you find you are digging yourself into a hole, dig faster, you’ll get to your destination sooner”

    WAG

  • "No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There’s no such thing as the future, just history that hasn’t happened yet."

    Harry Truman

  • "People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge."

    Lao-tzu

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

    George Washington

  • "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective - election and power are"

    Cal Thomas

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others"

    Winston Churchill

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace"

    Rod Serling

  • "At least the federal governments is there to hand you a crutch after it breaks your leg, right?"

  • "Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Something that can’t go on forever, won’t."

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • “Capitalism is a system whereby the rich are powerful. Communism and Socialism are systems where the powerful are rich.”

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

  • "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."

    Sam Adams

  • “You learn a lot about people not just by what they say, but by what they don't say”

  • "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."

    Winston Churchill

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • "In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind’s concern is charity"

    Alexander Pope

  • "If you're not out there upsetting idiots, you just might be yourself an idiot"

    Ted Nugent

  • "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Success in business, as in life, requires character, confidence, consistency, commitment and courage. It's a marathon, not a sprint"

  • "When we lose GOD, it is not GOD who is lost"

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Knowledge is power yes, and often a burden as well"

    WAG

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • "Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves."

    Author Unknown

  • "The lesson of history is that people never learn the lessons of history."

  • “I am proud of my country, yet ashamed of my government”

  • “If the facts don’t fit the theory, just change the facts”

    Albert Einstein

  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."

    Jack Miner

  • "When people fear government, there is tyranny – When government fears the people, there is liberty"

    Thomas Paine

  • "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

  • “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets”

    Will Rogers

  • "The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think"

  • "The only real power comes out of a long rifle"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The government that can give you everything you want, can take everything that you have"

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • "Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government"

    James Madison

  • "If voting made a difference they wouldn't let us do it."

    Mark Twain

  • “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

  • "Destroy the family, you destroy the country."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • "You piss off a conservative by lying. You piss off a liberal by telling the truth."

  • "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car"

  • “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

  • “The American people are the passengers aboard the Titanic… And Obama is at the helm.”

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "Don't steal - The government hates competition"

  • "Sometimes things are so obvious, they appear unbelievable."

    WAG

  • "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

    Upton Sinclair

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Ask not that GOD be on our side, insist that we be on His"

    WAG

  • “What matters is not the truth, but what we choose (are told) to believe.”

    WAG

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Only an educated and informed people will be a free people"

    John F. Kennedy

  • “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • “Worse than evil is the apathy that allows it”

  • "If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will"

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • At that point when we put America first, will be the time that this nation begins to heal itself”

    WAG

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

  • "When you find you’re digging yourself into a hole, I always say dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner."

    WAG

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval"

    Mark Twain

  • "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "If voting made a difference, it would be illegal"

  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing"

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

  • "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty"

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

    Edmund Burke

  • "The more I know, the more I realize how much I don’t know."

  • "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach"

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • "One of the greatest ironies of our day is that in this age of information, so many are so ignorant"


    WAG

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors"

    Plato

  • "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen"

    Mark Twain

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • “Bureaucracy -- the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions”

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”

    Philip K. Dick

  • "The best thing you can do for the poor is not become one"

    Reverend Ike

  • "It’s not really lying if you know I’m not telling the truth."

    WAG

  • "Friends, like life itself, should be cherished ALWAYS!"

    WAG

  • "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

  • "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them"

    Mark Twain

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest"

    Mark Twain

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

  • "All receive advice - only the wise profit from it"

    Syrus

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

  • "Should FDR have warned us about Pearl Harbor?"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “I may be ignorant, but I’m in the majority”

    American Citizen

  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

    John Adams

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul"

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

    George Orwell

  • "Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Free speech is a two-way street, and if you use it, you'd better be prepared to dodge oncoming traffic"

    Doug Powers

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

    Isaac Asimov

  • "One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives"

    Mark Twain

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"

    Lord Byron

  • “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

    Antonio Porchia

  • "If you can’t explain what you're doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong"

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Nothing is more destructive to a democracy than ignorance and an uniformed citizenry"

  • "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you"

  • "History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall"

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders"

    Larry Elder

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have."

  • "I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality"

    Bob Hope

  • "We are a government of laws, and not of men"

    John Adams

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Winners make things happen - Losers let things happen"

  • "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"

    Demosthenes

  • “America is the best half-educated country in the world”

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward"

  • "Though something may be true, if not widely known, it cannot be considered fact."

    Liberal Logic

  • "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates"

    Jay Leno

  • "Don't cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • “A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • "I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty"

    Strom Thurmond

  • "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble - it empties today of its strength"

  • “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”

    Ann Landers

  • "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

    Cherokee proverb

  • "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Wise men learn from their mistakes, wiser men learn from the mistakes of others"

  • "Influence peddling and corruption are bipartisan sins: those out of power allege them, those in power commit them"

  • "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "You don’t get ahead in life by looking into your rear view mirror"

    WAG

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past”

  • "Life's about the journey, not a destination."

    Anne Coleman

  • "The man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

  • "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent"

    Ayn Rand

  • "In politics, never let facts get in the way of a good story"

    WAG

  • "We have our theory; don't confuse me with the facts"

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

  • "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"

  • "A joy shared is doubled, a sorrow shared is halved"

  • “Accept the past, look to the future, live in the present”

  • "Governments have killed more innocent people than all the wars combined. 170 MILLION in the 20th Century alone."

  • "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost"

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "A government that requires "integrity provisions" is by definition past the stage where they will do any good."

    Mark Steyn

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • "There are times in one’s life, and in a nation’s life, where siting on the sidelines just isn’t an option."

    WAG

  • “You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and them misapplying the wrong remedies”

    Groucho Marx

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!"

  • “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence … and determination”

    Calvin Coolidge

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries."

    Douglas Casey

  • "Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms."

    Aristotle

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Welfare is mistrusted by those who pay for it, and held in contempt by those who receive it"

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

  • “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief"

    Joseph Addison

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence"

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

  • "Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production"

    Ayn Rand

  • "God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question."

  • "Sports do not build character, they reveal it."

  • "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"

    Unknown

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

  • "Liberalism faltered when it turned out it could not cope with the truth"

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • "It is never too late to be what you might have been"

    George Eliot

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"

  • "He who fails to prepare, prepares for failure"

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

  • “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

    Patrick Henry

  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"

    Mark Twain

  • "Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it"

    Harry S. Truman

  • "With each failure, you move one step closer to success. It’s when you give up that you truly fail."

    Pat Flynn

  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear"

    Mark Twain

  • "Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of faith."

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • "How the media reports what they report (their bias) is important. What they choose to report (or not report) is equally important"

    WAG

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

  • "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil"

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “I fear not the individual who occupies the Oval Office, but the people who elected him to that office.”

  • "A woman with a gun can't be beaten"

    GR

  • "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

    Philip K. Dick

  • “Government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed"

    Mark Twain

  • "It is far easier to keep the law abiding in line, than those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment"

    Willis Player

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future"

    Yogi Berra

  • "When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

  • "May the thirst for truth never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "For a representative republic to prosper, much less survive, its citizens must be both informed and engaged."

    WAG

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel"

    Mark Twain

  • "Eternity Voter Card……. Don’t leave this life without it"

  • "If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

  • "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it"

    Mark Twain

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

  • "Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

  • "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays."

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target"

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

  • “Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together"

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    George Washington

  • "Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason."

    Mark Twain

  • "A memorandum is written to protect the writer -- not to inform the reader"

    Dean Acheson

  • “If you tax something more, you get less of it. If you subsidize something you get more of it”

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth”

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

  • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

    George Orwell

  • “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

  • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...”

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"

    John Adams

  • "Knowledge is a powerful tool. Without it, a powerful tool one becomes."

    WAG

  • “One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.”

    Soviet Union saying

  • "That may be a FACT, but it’s still just your opinion"

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something"

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • "Al Gore proved that you can win the Presidential election without a single Southern state"

    John Kerry

  • "The Second Amendment has never been about hunting or crime prevention; it’s about keeping our government in check."

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

  • "The last time France needed more proof it rolled through the streets of Paris in the form of a German tank"

    David Letterman

  • "Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."

    Wendell Phillips

  • “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"

    Mark Twain

  • "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

  • "Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God"

  • “Always speak the truth, and you will never be concerned with your memory”

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

  • "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality"

    Ayn Rand

  • "If you’re not getting flack, you’re not over the target"

  • "Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were"

  • "Not interested in Left vs. Right. Interested in Right vs. Wrong."

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free"

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "Who better to solve a problem then the people responsible for creating it in the first place."

    WAG

  • “I used to pray for somebody to speak out, to stand up and defend our liberties, … then I realized I am somebody.”

  • "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach"

    Albert Einstein

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point"

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

  • “Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead”

    Will Rogers

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

  • "Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit."

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart"

  • "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it"

    Mark Twain

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "There are two ways of doing things: the right way, and the way they do it in Washington"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • “Man is not free unless government is limited … As government expands, liberty contracts”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

    James Madison

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”

  • "You're never too old to learn something stupid"

  • "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list"